"Today they mean nothing, period. Doesn’t matter if you won 85 to get in the
playoffs or 185 to get in the playoffs. It’s how you finish."
—Aaron Sele, Mariners pitcher, on the Mariners’ 116 regular season wins
"We didn’t produce as much as we felt we were going to as a team and in some
individual cases. It’s not laying blame for a poor offensive season at Merv
[Rettenmund]’s feet. That’s not all a hitting coach. The players have to
perform. But we can’t change all 25 hitters."
—John Schuerholz, Braves general manager, on firing hitting coach
"We did some research and found that if we keep cutting trees and not
planting them, we’re going to run out of forest. It can be devastating. We
just want to start something, and maybe other people can follow us."
—Stan Javier, Mariners outfielder, on his post-retirement
plans in the Dominican Republic
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